16 MB of RAM (24 MB recommended, it's possible to run on 8 MB machines with /nm option used during the installation process)
At least 500 MB of space available on HDD. The amount of space required depends on the installation method and the components selected, but virtual memory and system utilities as well as drivers should be taken into consideration.
Upgrading from Windows 95 (FAT16) or 3.1 (FAT): 140–400 MB (typically 205 MB).
New installation (FAT32): 140–255 MB (typically 175 MB).
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive (floppy install is possible but slow)
Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device (optional).
Users can bypass hardware requirement checks with the undocumented /NM setup switch. This allows installation on computers with processors as old as the 80386.
Windows 98 VCACHE is not designed to handle more than 1.0 GB of RAM without little changes.
Both Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE have problems running on hard drives bigger than 32 Gigabytes (GB) and certain Phoenix BIOS settings. A software update fixed this shortcoming. In addition, Windows until XP without Service Pack is unable to handle hard drives that are over 137 GB in size with the default drivers, because of missing 48-bit LBA support – disc data corruption is likely. Third party patches are available to fix this shortcoming in Windows 9x.
"Microsoft®, Windows 95® ,Windows XP® and Windows 98® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. "
"80486DX2, 80386 , Pentium and Intel Pentium is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries"
"Phoenix is a trademark of Phoenix Technologies or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries"
The last. SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH.
My Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012459220573) . I will upload some old versions of Operating System (From 1984...). Include MS-DOS, Windows, Office and all products of Microsoft. (Original ISO)
April 27, 2021 Subject:
Everybody is underrating this excellent iso. This is great! I want to rate it a million stars! BTW it DOES work on VMware.
February 16, 2021 Subject:
98 os on strange drives
the way to put 98 on strsnge drives like usb or virtual one
is use an EDDIE MAINTENANCE DISK .
this makes a mini chicago kernal that boots on machines that allow booting off a usb. for instance. it boots with no key code. presenting an win 98 logo for about asecond then it switches to dos mode. The resulting hard drive will ubgrade all the way to xp service pack 1 and boot just like that. SOME 95 AND SUCH IS REALLY PICKY about
having an active set hard drive no bigger than 2047
you set that by not enabling large disk support , when fdisk ing it.
December 30, 2020 Subject:
Is this the official disc copy for 64-bit?
August 21, 2019 Subject:
Tested and working on real PC
I always need a win98 pc for some old equipment not compatible with other OS, mostly because of the serial or parallel port. I even installed some classic games. Thanks!
This serial worked for me:
August 13, 2019 Subject:
Pefect OS along with 95 Me 2000 and XP for retro machines
Someone had said that product key:RW9MG-QR4G3-2WRR9-TG7BH-33GXB didn't work under VM . I got that key to work on actual Hardware. Sound like am Issue with the VM software. I don't have a way of testing that As I am a retro Purest I don't use VMs or things like DOSBOX as for me it ruins the experience of the OS or Games.
Reviewer:The Windows Archive
May 31, 2019 Subject:
It Works In Virtualbox. Im Using It
I Installed Office 97 and games there
but there is a problem
this product key:RW9MG-QR4G3-2WRR9-TG7BH-33GXB did not work and said invaild key
but when i use this product key:VP9VV-VJW7Q-MHY6W-JK47R-M2KGJ it worked
i wont rate 4 stars i will rate 5 stars
the creator of this may forgot to check the key
but i wont be angry for that
this is a great product. try it in virtualbox or VMware
May 29, 2019 Subject:
After copying files and restarting my VM it gave me a bsod because I think I used msdos 7.10 to skip to setup.exe.
March 7, 2018 Subject:
Can't get it to work
It says I don't have enough space
October 14, 2017 Subject:
Product Key for this Software
I'm quite sure Windows themselves released this key for this unsupported software.